When it was revealed a few weeks back that painfully ubiquitous “voice of a generation” Lena Dunham was being given $3.6 million to write a book of essays — essays the book’s proposal billed as “candid accounts of losing her virginity, trying to eat well (detailed diet journal included), obsessing about death, and so on, along with tips about how to stay focused on work, how not to ruin a potential relationship, and what have you — we, and our commenters, staged a well-deserved revolt, and then we vomited all over our tears.
After all, Girls has replaced Entourage as the show the internet most loves to hate-watch, and some people — namely middle-aged TV critics and 20ish girls who live, or aspire to live, in Brooklyn (along with the dudes who yearn to bone them) — seem absolutely convinced that Dunham is some sort of genius sent from outer space to enlighten us all about what it’s like to be a young person today. Obviously, she is NOT.
With that said, another lady TV star has emerged as a potential anti-Dunham, someone whose book of essays we’d gladly read even though we’ve never read ANYTHING she’s read — because she’s just awesome and we’re sure any book she writes would also be awesome — and that person is Judy Greer. Her first book, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star — for which she reportedly garnered an advance roughly $2.6 million less than Dunham — will hit the shelves in 2014.
Reports the Hollywood Reporter:
The book will include humorous essays with titles like “Celebrities I’ve Peed Next To,” “I’m Not America’s Sweetheart, I’m America’s Best Friend” and “Bad Oscar!” that chronicle Greer’s life from her childhood in the Midwest to her success as an actress in such films and TV shows as Two and a Half Men and 27 Dresses.
“So this is me, just trying, in book form, to introduce myself,” Greer said in a statement.
“This is who I am. This is what I think about things. This is stuff that happened to me, that could have just as easily have happened to you. I think I am really lucky to be where I am in life, but I’ve never really lost that feeling that I don’t fit in, and if you have, will you please email me and tell me how you did it? I’m serious.”
If there’s any justice in the universe, Greer’s book will shame Dunham’s book in a manner best illustrated by the GIF below…
(HT: The Observer)